Wednesday, December 30, 2009

5 months old!

Ayden turned 5 months old on December 27th. Last month I thought was eventful but he was just figuring things out...this month he had many firsts! It was such a fun month to watch him grow and change! Here are some pictures of the month!

He learned how to roll over from back to tummy. It makes it so much easier for him to play when he is can get to his tummy when ever he wants. Next month we will work on rolling from tummy to back! :)

We tried cereal for the first time. He really enjoyed it when it is mixed with breast milk but doesn't like it if I mix it with water. We are going to try baby food next month and I am going to try to make my own!

We can now sit up by ourself!!! This was the first time and he sat there with no blanket or help while I searched the house for the camera! I was happy to see him still sitting when I came back! :)

Ayden's first Christmas was great! It was so fun to be able to start our own family traditions along with celebrating with both of our families! This picture is Ayden and his cousin Jacob. Last time we saw them Jacob didn't pay much attention to Ayden but this time he would get him toys and hug and kiss him! I think this picture is so sweet!

And here is the monthly picture. I couldn't find the right moment to take the picture throughout the day so after he fell asleep I made Brett take this picture. I thought the pose was so funny!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Send the Soldiers a FREE Letter!!!

Hey Everyone, I saw this on my friends facebook status and thought it was awesome! XEROX has a website where you can pick out a card and send it to a soldier over seas for free! All you do is go to this website and pick out the card (they all have been designed by children around the country). Write a message or pick one of many that they have written and click send. They take care of the rest! You can also do it as many times as you would like! The website is www.LetsSayThanks.com.

Lets spread some Christmas Cheer to our soldiers who are deployed this year!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ayden is 4 months old!

This will be my last post to get all caught up!

Ayden is 4 months old! I feel like this past month has been the most eventful. He has really been starting to figure things out and can do so much more! This past month he has started grabbing things. He is trying very hard to roll over. He can get to his side and from his side he can go to his belly but I have not seen him to it in one full motion yet. I think it will be anytime now. He likes to sit but can not do it on his own yet. I put him between my legs and he can balance for a few seconds so we will keep working on that too. He smiles all the time and loves to talk! The past few mornings we have been awakened by coos rather than crying. I just love that sound, even if it is usually around 6:30am. For the friends that have known me for a long time they know I am not a morning person! BUT nothing is better than being awaken by a happy baby!

We had his 4 month check up yesterday. Everything went great! He is a very big 4 month old! He weighs 17 lbs and is 26 1/2 inches long. His weight is between the 75-90th percentile and his height is between the 90th-95th percentile. His head on the other hand is off the charts. :) He is just now out growing his 6th month clothes and is wearing 9 month. During this check up he had to get shots. He was a champ! The first one he didn't even flinch, he started crying when they took out the second one and by the 3rd he was NOT happy! He was pretty good the rest of the day so I am happy that the shots don't bother him to much.

Here Comes Santa Claus

On Friday, we spend the day with Brett's family and had our Thanksgiving. We ate a great meal spent some time hanging out, watching football, napping, playing board games and being entertained by Brett and our niece Elizabeth's duet on American Idol for the Wii. It was a great day! In the evening Cedar Falls had the new Holiday Hoopla in Downtown. This was a great event! Most of the shops were open and there were people singing christmas carols, and by the end of the night Santa was supposed to make his appearance. All they told us was to watch the sky!
Maddie, Ayden and Elizabeth at the Holiday Hoopla.
We were all wondering how and when Santa would come...
Our family picture with Frosty!
Ayden slept much of the night!

Here comes Santa Claus!!!
This is how Santa made his appearance. He started at the top of the building and repelled down the side. Brett's sister Kelly kept telling Maddie and Elizabeth that maybe he would sky dive down so repelling down the side of the building was not as cool for the girls. I still enjoyed it!! What a great night it was and I think it might become a new tradition
for our family!!

So Much to be Thankful For!

This Thanksgiving was so much fun for our family! It is amazing how having a baby makes everything so much more fun! This Thanksgiving I could not help but remember last year... Last year we went up to my brothers house on Thanksgiving and I remember being "exhausted"! The whole weekend I felt "exhausted" and I remember Brett giving me a hard time but by the end of the weekend we decided to take a pregnancy test. Well that Sunday I took a pregnancy test and it came out positive!!! We were so excited to find out we were going to have a baby! The past year has been amazing and I could not have asked for a better year! We had a healthy pregnancy and now a healthy and fun little 4 month old baby boy! Here are some pictures from Thanksgiving this year!

Ayden and his cousin Jacob...they are 1 year apart!

Grandpa Higgins and Ayden

Ayden's first Thanksgiving!!

We stayed in a hotel Weds. night in the cities and he tried swimming for the first time...he was not to excited about it yet. I hope he enjoys it a little more this summer
because mom is looking forward to days spend at the waterpark! :)

Ayden with his Uncle Mike and Aunt Kelly. We spend Friday with Brett's family!